Asakusa Shrine, nicknamed Sanja-sama, is located to the right from the main hall of Sensoji Temple.
The shrine was built by Tokugawa Iemitsu, and the shrine pavilion, designated as an important cultural property, is in the Gongen-zukuri style.
The Sanja Festival held every May is one of the three major festivals in Edo. The three deities (Sanja), Doji Nakachichi, Brother Fishermen, and Hinomae Hamanari, are allocated to each of the three mikoshi (portable shrines).
Originally there were seven of these portable shrines, but they were all burnt down in the war.
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|2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Walking: Ginza Line,Toei Asakusa Line,Tobu Isezaki Line, about 10 minutes from Asakusa Station.